Lackland AFB Dorm
Construction of a Dormitory Complex, Lackland AFB / San AntonioTX
Mentoring small business by showing them the ins and outs of military construction.

This project was delivered by Earthworks Mortenson Joint Venture, a mentor-protégé joint venture between Earthworks Technology (small business protégé) and Mortenson Construction (large business mentor).

The Lackland Air Force Base Dormitory project involved the design and construction of a 144-person dormitory complex consisting of four 3-story dormitory buildings. Each dormitory has nine dwelling units, each configured with four bedrooms/bath units and a common kitchen/living room area. The complex also has two common stair towers, each serving two of the dormitories. Two common-use buildings are situated in the complex, one serving as a laundry building and the other providing a variety of functions, including a large lobby/gathering space, administrative office space, a charge of quarters station, common room, restroom, multi-purpose room, recyclable storage, and a large mechanical room.

Built on slab-on-grade foundations, each dormitory building structure is based on a proprietary system of pre-engineered interior and exterior wall panels consisting of structural cold-formed metal framing. Each floor structure consists of a 1” cement board on cold-formed steel joists. The dormitories are enclosed by brick masonry and covered with standing seam metal roofs.

Facts And Figures

Fort Worth District USACE

Completed September 2016


46,560 SF

Delivery Methods


The Team